Update on squall line with potential for 60 mph wind gusts on Long Island and Hurricane Iota update:
- The Wind Advisory is in effect from 1 PM to midnight for gusts up to 50 mph, but the potential exists for gusts up to 60 mph in thunderstorms as the squall line moves through tonight. The models are showing the squall line for 10 PM to midnight from west east, but it may end up being a little earlier than that. The HRRR, NAM, and Euro are all showing the potential for 60 mph gusts. The 1st image shows the max gusts from the HRRR model, and the 2nd image shows the simulated future radar for 10:00 tonight from the HRRR model. The thunderstorm potential is shown in the 3rd image.
- Hurricane Iota is rapidly intensifying and will make a devastating landfall late tomorrow night in northern Nicaragua as a Cat 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of around 130 mph, up to 30 inches of rain, and a storm surge as high as 13 feet.
Long Island forecast: Today (Sunday): Increasing clouds, windy, and mild with rain developing from west to east between around 5 PM and 9 PM. Highs around 60 to 63 degrees. Wind gusts up to 30 mph from the south in the afternoon. Rainy and windy in the evening as the cold front comes through with gusts up to 50 mph. There will be a squall line with possible thunderstorms with potentially heavy downpours and damaging wind gusts close to 60 mph that will be moving quickly from west to east. The rain should end between 11 PM and 1 AM from west to east.
Tomorrow (Monday): Mostly sunny and windy with highs in the low 50's. Wind gusts up to 25 mph from the west.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and breezy with highs only in the upper 40's.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny, windy, and cold with highs only around 40 degrees.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 40's.
Friday: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid 50's.